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Dartmouth alumni offer their experiences in careers in government service

On Monday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 23, 2020 four recent Dartmouth alumni offered their advice and wisdom to current students regarding careers in government service. The event was the second of four panels this summer exploring leadership and careers in public policy, and gave students a chance to ask questions and hear different perspectives about a wide variety of potential public sector jobs.

Dartmouth Students and Alumni Panelists Engage in Conversations on Working in the Nonprofit Sector

Virtual 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Forum

On Thursday, July 16th, 2020, the Rockefeller Center welcomed the Dartmouth community to a virtual 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Forum. Democratic candidates Dan Feltes and Andru Volinsky joined Rockefeller Center Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow Charles Wheelan ’88 for a discussion pertaining to issues in the race for New Hampshire Governor.

While Senator Feltes and Councilor Volinsky hold diverging opinions on a variety of issues, they come from eerily similar backgrounds. Both candidates grew up in working-class families and therefore are strong advocates for the ordinary New Hampshire citizen. Moreover, both candidates have a legacy of experience in the legal world, with Feltes having spent almost a decade as a legal aid attorney and Volinsky having served as the lead lawyer in the 1997 Claremont school funding case and currently serving on the Executive Council for New Hampshire’s 2nd district.

Dartmouth Students Learn about Careers for the Public Good with the Rockefeller Center

On Monday, July 13th, 2020, Mike Belinsky ’08, a manager in Bridgespan Group’s New York Office and cofounder of Instiglio, an NGO working to alleviate global poverty; Zak Kaufman ’08, Co-Founder and CEO of Vera Solutions, an award-winning cloud and mobile technology firm with a focus on social impact; Sanat Mohapatra ’20, the founder of Unmasked, an anonymous, mental health social media mobile application for college students; and Anna Stork ’08, the co-founder of LuminAID Lab, which develops innovative solar-powered products for disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and recreational use outdoors; joined Dartmouth students in a Rockefeller Center-hosted virtual panel on careers in the public good.

The panelists discussed their backgrounds and what prompted them to get involved in social enterprise before offering advice to the event attendees. 

The Rockefeller Center co-sponsors 20X Challenge speaker event

The 20X Challenge is a student-run initiative started by a group of sophomores this summer to address racial injustice within the Dartmouth Greek community. You can learn more about the challenge here.

The 20X Challenge partnered with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences to co-sponsor a speaker event to bring two speakers, Angela Winfield, J.D. and Tiffany Harper '05, J.D, to the Dartmouth community via Zoom to share their expertise as part of the educational mission of the challenge. The event was moderated by Cait Deerin '22 and Margaret Hubble '21.

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